Beware the Ides of March.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Et tu Brute'? I tried to blog yesterday and I'm kinda tired of hearing my own voice. More action - less talk. That's what I feeling these days.
My AIP Whole30 is going awesomely well. I can honestly eat like this for the rest of my life. No problem. I gave up grains back in August. The only sugar I was getting in my diet up until the beginning of the month was the sugar in the 85% cacao chocolate that I told myself was "good for me." I was eating a ton of eggs, they were my go to and cheese and cream and cream cheese and blue cheese and cheddar cheese and sour cream and full fat yogurt. (What I'm getting at is that I was heavy into the dairy) The dairy was a bring along from my Atkins ways. And I ate nuts (I could list them all off, but in the interest of time, I will not) So the biggest switch to AIP Whole30 was getting rid of those things and getting rid of Paleo cookies and Atkins MIMs (microwave muffins). So what do I eat on this plan? Meat, vegetables and fruit with some high quality oils. I am so busy enjoying the delicious whole foods that I don't miss all that other stuff. You could say that I'm a Whole30 believer to the AIP degree. I am 15 days (1/2 way) into this and already I have seen steady blood glucose levels, the skin on my face is clearing up. I was experiencing an awful breakout of adult acne (I'm assuming it was adult acne, since I am indeed an adult).
One the most noticeable differences is that I can actually feel my relationship with food changing. I don't worry where my next meal is coming from or whether it will be "enough" to keep me from craving and searching for something to fill the void. I am using high quality foods that cost more, but wasting a lot less. My meal plan is no longer "What am I feeling hungry for?" and chasing after the food that will truly satisfy me. Now it's what food needs to be dealt with next (according to when it was purchased and it's shelf life) So meals pretty much present themselves. Since the ingredients are pricier, it seems I am treating them with more respect. Sounds silly, but I marvel at the beauty of nature's bounty! Here is the simple "plate" formula presented by the PaleoMom: 1/4 of your plate is "meat" 3/4 of your plate is vegetables with fruit taking a place in the veggie spot occasionally. I am loving the simplicity of this.
Dr. visit tomorrow. My lab results are in and she will advise me accordingly. I know my labs will be better than last year. Just a little apprehensive of any surprises the Dr. might spring on me. I do pay her salary and I think sometimes the Dr.s motives are to create revenues along with the drug companies. (cynical much?) I'm a big girl. I can stick up for myself.
So Ides of March, smides of March. Nothing to be afraid of here.